1997 Ceretto, Barolo, Bricco Rocche (RT97+) There is an immediate impression of grandeur and completeness. Everything is in balance with every detail accounted for. Like the Corino V.V., this shows gorgeously evolved fruit and was, perhaps, the smokiest and tar-driven of night, yet waves of fresh fruit keep coming back followed by violets, leather and spice. The palate is equally alluring, rich and full, while brightened with excellent acidity and a finish that seems to go on for an eternity. Utterly compelling. I’ve had every vintage of Bricco Rocche going back to the inaugural ’82, and to my palate this is as fine as the very best Bricco Rocche ever made. Drink 2012-2032 Tasted November 2007